Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 7/16/12
The Rockies are a miserable 34-54 on the season, but do not mistake that to mean that a trip to Coors Field will be an easy series win for the Pirates. The Rockies lead the National League in slugging percentage and are second in OBP and second in runs with 425 and you can be certain that most of that damage comes in Coors Field. They have a miserable pitching staff, but the Pirates' offense kind of had a miserable weekend for scoring 14 runs in three games, striking out 12, 15, and 17 times over the three game set in Miller Park. The point here is that if the Pirates play the same brand of baseball in Coors Field that they did in Miller Park, with the strikeouts and the errors and the poor pitching, they're going to be lucky to get out of Colorado with one win, no matter how bad the Rockies are. This series is not a joke: the Reds are on fire and if the Pirates can't get at least two wins in Denver, they might find themselves surprisingly far down in the standings for a club that t...
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